How Things Work

How Things Work

The Physics of Everyday Life

Book - 2001
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WILEY
Written primarily for a one-term, undergraduate level course, this book attempts to convey an understanding and appreciation for the concepts and principles of Physics by finding them within specific objects of everyday experience. It's primary market are liberal arts students who are seeking a connection between science and the world they live in; among its many secondary markets are the growing number of institutions offering courses with scientific real-world context. These courses may also be offered to students from the Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, and other technical fields.

Baker & Taylor
"This book uses familiar objects to introduce basic physics concepts, demonstrating the excitement and relevance to professionals in a variety of technical fields. Because its structure is defined by real-life examples, this book explores concepts as they are needed and then revisits them later on when they reappear in other objects. It integrates case studies throughout the chapters to easily convey an understanding and appreciation for physics. For example, discussions of skating, falling balls, and bumper cars are included to explain the Laws of Motion. Air conditioners and automobiles are used to explore thermodynamics. Engineers, architects, and professionals in other technical fields will benefit from the material that connects science to our everyday world"--

Book News
This introductory physics textbook for liberal arts students uses everyday objects to illustrate the principles of mechanics, heat, resonance and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and nuclear physics. The second edition adds color graphics and regroups some of the sections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2001
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780471381518
0471381519
Characteristics: xxiv, 512 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm

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